Today's Topics, 6/17/2019

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 5:50pm

High School Final Exams begin Tuesday!

What is the procedure for make-up exams after the last day of school?  Final exams will be administered on June 18-21, 2019, per the schedule above as set forth by Central Office.  HCPSS Policy 8020 states that "no student is exempt from these examinations, and examinations may not be taken before a scheduled examination date."  All make-up exams must be completed before the start of the 2019-2020 school year.   After the exam day and prior to the last day of school, students will make arrangements with their teacher.  After June 21, students will schedule a make-up through Student Services by calling 410-313-5446. 

It is the expectation that makeup of final exam(s) will be scheduled as soon after the last day of school as possible, but no later than July 15, 2019.   Z code (exam not taken) will be assigned when a student misses a final exam for a course.  Z codes will appear on the final report card mailed home on June 26, 2019.  Once the student takes the exam and after the teacher has scored the make-up exam and issued a grade change form, the Z code will be converted to the letter grade earned on the exam and an updated report card will be issued.  Please note that this process will not occur until staff returns after summer break.

As your family makes plans for next summer, as many of us do plan far in advance, it is advisable that you do not book flights, vacation rentals, or other activities until after the last POSSIBLE school day.  Next year, that date is Monday, June 22, 2020.  In point of fact, if we exceed all pre-scheduled make-up days, it is very possible the State Board of Education will require school be in session for additional dates during that week.  So, we strongly recommend you avoid making plans until the weekend of June 27, 2020.


School Counselor Caseloads for SY 2019-20  MRHS Student Services will be updating the school counselor caseloads for the 2019-2020 school year. The updated assignments are listed below. We encourage students who have been reassigned to make an appointment to get to know their new school counselor.

(A-Ci) Mrs. Little,

(Cl-H) Mrs. Dubbs,

(I-L)    Mrs. Baek,

(M-R) Ms. Nelson,

(S-Z)   Mr. Johnson,




Reminder from our Health Room

End-of-Year Medication Information

All medications and supplies must be picked up by a parent or guardian before Friday, June 21 at 11:30 p.m.  Any medication not picked up will be disposed of according to HCPSS policy. 

2019-2020 Medication Forms Information:  Medication forms for the 2019-2020 school year will be sent home soon or can be picked up from the Health Room.   Please have all medication forms completed, dated, and signed by the physician after July 01, 2019. All over the counter medications must arrive in a new, unopened container with a medication form completed by the physician. 

Summer School Students:  If your student is attending summer school and currently has medications, you may pick them up from the Health Room, bring them to the summer school location.

Please contact the Health Room with any concerns 410-313-5419.



Locker Clean Outs are taking place this week.  Please check to make sure all items have been removed.   Any items remaining after the last day of school will be donated or thrown away.




** Date/Time Change **

Softball Sports Camp scheduled for June 17-20

WILL NOW BE HELD JULY 8-11 from 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Register today at Shop Summer Camps

Questions? Email Coach Parson at



Fall Sports Registration Online registration for fall athletics is open via HCPSS Connect. Parents will be able to fill out required forms, upload physicals and proof of residency, and more.  Online registration for Fall Sports should be completed no later than Friday, August 9, 2019.   First day of Fall Athletics is August 14.  Fall sports include Cross Country, Golf, Field Hockey, Football, Soccer, and Volleyball.  Start date for Allied Soccer is to be determined.  For online registration instructions, click here. 



SERVICE HOURS OPPORTUNITY  Volunteers are needed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21stthrough 23rd from 3-8PM to act as event ambassadors.   Interested volunteers should contact Cathy Smith, 410-302-4662 or


MD Air Artist in Residence Exhibition

Dates:  Friday, June 21, 2019

                Saturday, June 22, 2019

                Sunday, June 23, 2019

Event Time: 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Volunteer Arrival Time: 3:00 pm

Volunteer Departure Time: 8:00 pm

Number of Volunteers Needed: 6-8 per date

Location: 2 Merriweather

Location Address: 10960 Grantchester Way, Columbia MD 21044 – 5th floor

Parking Information: Parking is available on the 3rd floor of the parking garage located next to the building.

Responsibilities: This is an inside event. Volunteers are needed to act as guest ambassadors, greeting, providing directions.

Split shifts available: Volunteers can register for one, two or all three dates. Shift is 3:00pm-8:00pm for each date.

Food available for volunteers: Yes, volunteers will be fed.

What to wear: Clean pants and black shirt. Jeans can be worn but must be clean, with no holes or designs. Black shirts must be free of any designs or logos. Long sleeve or short is fine.

NHS/SSL Hours Available: Yes, a letter will be provided after each shift

Registration deadline: ASAP